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Matt’s Cucumber Mint Granitee

Matt’s Cucumber Mint Granitee
Ontario cucumbers from Longo’s, mint straight from the garden and a recipe from the Secret Pickle.  It’s a perfect combination to impress the In-laws. I spent the weekend in Waterloo with my in-laws including my sister-in-law Christine who was home visiting from Alberta.  So when I was walking through the fresh produce aisle at Long [...]

Look What I Found – Bombay Sapp...

Look What I Found – Bombay Sapphire
Sometimes when you blog about your favourite gin, you go home and find there are bottles of it all around. Luckily, this was one of those times. Unlike most of my photography, this one was staged. Though all I did was place the bottle of Bombay Sapphire.  I didn’t create the lighting or use a snow machine or anything like that.  Winter [...]

5YAT: January 1, 2005

5YAT: January 1, 2005
1 January, 2005 – am=–9º, noon=+8º, pm=0º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] The sun was shining in my face as I got the fire going – felt happier than I had for about a week. The day was beautifully sunny but wet. All this sunshine has turned my mood around – woo hoo Happy 2005! But the warmth and recent rains haven’t done a [...]

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown

5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown
26 December, 2004 – Cold & Windy –14º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Mainland: still wide open in HUGE patches and the gap is gaping. Beautiful ice structures where the ice formed against the rocks and then lifted off them with the tides. Glen-side: Looks like 8-10” thick when I walked out parallel to Long Beach. Bi [...]

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass
24 December, 2004 – Warm! Wet! Windy! +7º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] YUCK! Today’s ablutions involved bundling up for the long walk through the wind and rain to the outhouse.  It’s GROSS out there! All the snow is gone, gone, gone! Mainland-side is open with ice flow chunks along the shore. The gap is open. The glen-s [...]

5YAT: Obsession With Ice

5YAT: Obsession With Ice
17 December, 2004 – WINDY!! 0º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] It’s a scientific fact – if you drink a swig of cold water after finishing a mentholated lozenge, it will feel like an icicle through the chest. It’s a fact. Looks like the river is still iced over. Spoke with Sue on the glen-side to see what the ice is like on [...]

5YAT: No Honey For Xmas

5YAT: No Honey For Xmas
15 December, 2004 – Cold & Sunny, -12º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Up early, fretting because I haven’t heard the rooster crowing – however once I was outside I heard him, the Golden Rooster, crowing from under the bushes and looking fairly sound. Phew! Last nights –14º did get us a little ice – on the mainland sid [...]

5YAT: Bubbling Ice, Stuck, Happy, Yap...

5YAT: Bubbling Ice, Stuck, Happy, Yappy, Nappy
12 December, 2004  Sunday – Warm & 2º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Ice still in on the Glen-side – but it’s covered with water. The ice is bubbling – it’s as if the river were slightly carbonated. You can hear it clearly from the beach and it’s fascinating!  Dad suggested that if I ran down with a bottle I would hav [...]

5YAT: Ice, Mexico & Foreplay

5YAT: Ice, Mexico & Foreplay
In the continuation of the 5 Years Ago Today series: 9 December, 2004 – Thursday – Sunny & 0º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] Walked down to the gap to see the division of water & ice – very cool since the glen-side is iced & the Gondola Point side is open. I figure I’ll be obsessing over the state of the ice f [...]

5 Years Ago

5 Years Ago
5 years ago today I woke up on an island, unsure of when I’d be able to leave. It was a good day, my father was being let out of the hospital after open-heart surgery. He was going to stay with friends who I knew loved him dearly and would take amazing care of him.  I knew that the entire community was rallying around and signing up for daddy [...]

A Little Frost

A Little Frost
I Woke up this morning to find the island had transformed into a enchanted forest. Everything is covered in sparkly ice crystals – the trees, the raspberry canes, the dogs – everything! The sun is bright and even the most mundane things look like they have been sprinkled with fairy dust and are glistening and sparkling. It’ [...]

Ice crystals

Ice crystals
Mather’s Island,NB I couldn’t even stop taking photos my last day on the island.

Leaving home.

Leaving home.
Mather’s Island, Kennebecasis River, NB Finally, great thick ice, at least a foot thick at most points. Pulling my gear back to shore, as I start the transition back to life off the island.

Bicycles on the ice

Bicycles on the ice
As I was leaving the island, I saw cyclists on the ice by Long Beach. What a change a couple of weeks make. Mather’s Island, Kennebecasis River, NB Now there are ATV’s, skiers, skidoos, and even cyclists on the ice when just days ago people were shocked that I would even consider walking on it. After protecting the island for mon [...]

Ice closeup

Ice closeup

Ice again

Ice again

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